Michael W. Hoops practices in the area of immigration law. Mr. Hoops has experience with securing U.S. permanent residence, immigrant and nonimmigrant visa status for foreign national employees as well as assisting clients with U.S. Department of Labor compliance programs.

Mr. Hoops is a 1996 graduate of Hofstra University School of Law, where he was associate editor for the Hofstra Law Review, and a graduate of Boston University.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration Law


  • New York


  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1996
    - Articles Editor, Hofstra Law Review
  • Boston University, B.A., 1992


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Special Counsel, 2017-present
  • Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP/Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP/Paul Hastings LLP
    - Senior Attorney, 2007-2016
  • Elliot & Mayock LLP
    - Associate, 2005-2007
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP/Frost Brown Todd LLC
    - Associate, 2002-2005
    - International Tax Consultant, 1999-2001
  • RIA Group
    - Developmental Editor, 1996-1999

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Immigration Update," Duane Morris Institute Employment Law Insights Conference, New York City, November 8, 2017
  • Speaker, Duane Morris' Developments in Workplace Law and Practice, New York, May 4, 2017

Selected Publications

  • Author, "Retroactivity, Implied Waiver, and the FSIA: Is it Time to Reform the Law of Sovereign Immunity?" Note, Hofstra L. Rev. 515, 1996